About Natural Choice Distributors Ltd, Nelson.
Natural Choice Distributors Ltd is a Wholesale Distribution Company based in Nelson, specializing in the distribution of natural and organic foods to the Supermarket Trade and Hospitality Sector. Our business philosophy is one of prompt and efficient service, with sales opportunity to be identified wherever possible. We are firm believers in having a strong emphasis on product knowledge and reliability when servicing clients.
The business has been in existence for twenty one years, with the first three of these trading under another name before being purchased by husband and wife Gordon and Sharon Sloane in January 1997 and being renamed Natural Choice Distributors Ltd.
Our area of service is from Golden Bay in the west through Motueka and Nelson across to Blenheim and Picton on the East Coast. We also service the Supermarkets on the West Coast as far south as Hokitika.
We are strongly niched in the natural and organic sections of the market place. Chilled products with best before dates are our specialty although we do handle two lines of dry goods. The goods we currently distribute are:
Lisa's Healthy Foods, which include the following brands: Lisa's, Bean Supreme, Naked Organics, Sanitarium, Olive Grove, and Kato
Waimata Cheese Company – Soft Rhinded Cheeses and Feta Cheeses
Barry's Bay Cheese – Cheddar and Firm style Cheeses
Biofarm Products- Organic Yoghurt and Organic Milk
Pitango Cuisine – Organic Soups and Meals
Danny's Pita Bread –Pita Breads
Charlie's Trading Company – Charlie's and Phoenix Beverages
Aroha – Elderflower based beverages
Ti Tonics – Tea based beverages
Turkish Bread Company – Turkish Bread
Meditrade – Adella Feta Cheese's
Silk Road – Breads and Meals
We trade with all supermarkets and organic stores in the Nelson / Marlborough / West Coast areas and provide a full merchandising service in these areas where volume and economic circumstances allow.
We rep call the Nelson, Blenheim and Motueka stores, collate orders and then pick them in our warehouse for delivery the next day. The buyers for the more remote markets such as Golden Bay and the West Coast control their own stock ordering. We liaise with them regarding stocking levels and new products and visit them approximately three monthly to review ranging etc.